Robert Schnase serves as bishop of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, and is the author of the bestselling books Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Practicing Extravagant Generosity, and Seven Levers: Missional Strategies for Conferences.
Before his election as bishop, Schnase served for fifteen years as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in McAllen, Texas, a congregation that became widely known for its extensive mission and outreached, for reaching younger generations, and bicultural ministry. He also served congregations in Harlingen, Texas and in Great Britain.
Bishop Schnase is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Perkins School of Theology. He enjoys birding, fishing, canoeing, and traveling in Central America.
Schnase ‘s wife, Esther, works as a librarian with the University of Missouri, and they have two young adult sons, Karl and Paul.
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